Social media reaction to England's World Cup penalty shootout win

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Alli almost added a second when his diving header at the far post flashed over the bar, with Lingard appealing for another spot-kick after he was caught by Davinson Sanchez.

"It will never be off my back, sadly".

Girlfriend Megan is out in Russian Federation to support Pickford, and last night posted two pictures of herself on Instagram, one before and one after the penalty shootout.

Getty England won their first-ever shootout in a major tournament to advance to the World Cup quarterfinals.

"The boys played really well, you could see they really wanted it".

Four of them were in a particularly ill-disciplined 12-minute second-half spell that included Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez wrestling England striker Harry Kane to the ground on a set-piece in the penalty box. "Now I'm thinking about Sweden". It's not about luck. "The biggest thing being that when something goes wrong in your life, it doesn't finish you". We have studied it. "To tell you the truth, the process leaves a lot of doubts".

Back in England the nation will come together in front of television screens in the hope and expectation that the national team can shrug off the weight of recent history and win a tournament knockout match.

It looked as though the Three Lions, eliminated on penalties in 1990, 1998 and 2006, were heading for more heartache when David Ospina saved from Jordan Henderson. A team of young players with smiles on their faces and a spring in their step and the belief that it does not always have to be the way it has always been.




England's hero Eric Dier.

Kieran Trippier has been one of the stars of the World Cup and his performance against Colombia was another terrific one.

Also, as one of the shootout scorers Kieran Trippier noted, Southgate made his team practice penalties when they exhausted at the end of a training session, to simulate the fatigue that is present after extra-time.

Jordan Pickford's lack of height has led to concerns over his goalkeeping ability at the highest level, but he was England's hero with a save from Carlos Bacca.

Just moments before Colombia equalised, Pickford quickly reacted to send a long-range effort from Mateus Uribe over the bar.

Last week, he said: "I've learnt a million things from the day and the years that have followed it". "I had a fair feeling". "Falcao is the only one who didn't go his way".

"I'd have liked a week to enjoy this one but haven't got that because Sweden are a team I respect hugely". I've got that power and agility to get around the goal.

Context, eh? They just managed to forget the fact that narco-terroism resulted in the deaths of thousands of Colombian people.

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